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Include These Personal Support Worker Skills
- Social work training
- Effective oral and written communication
- A caring personality
- Bedside manners
- Home care services experience
- A good physical condition
- Being able to work under pressure
- Attention to details
- Stamina and resilience
- Reporting skills
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Dear Mr. Bowlin:
When I learned of your need for a new Personal Support Worker to join your hospice team, I was eager to submit my resume for your review. With more than seven years of experience providing comprehensive patient care and support, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume and explore the ways in which I can make an immediate and positive impact on your patients’lives.
My experience includes providing compassionate service to end-of-life patients, performing a range of day-to-day tasks to ensure coverage of routine health and life duties. Adept at coordinating multiple routine activities and services to ensure the highest level of quality care, I excel at performing diverse responsibilities and tasks to enable caregivers and family members to focus on their loved ones.
Highlights of my experience include…
Providing diverse support services to hospice patients, including personal hygiene assistance, meal preparation, errands, bed making, laundry, medication administration, and general companionship.
Communicating with caregivers, families, and health care providers to ensure appropriate patient treatment and offer support and encouragement in stressful and emotional situations.
Consistently demonstrating outstanding interpersonal, organization, and administrative skills.
Possessing certification in BLS and CPR; completed formal caregiver training program in 2009.
With my expertise in providing general support for end-of-life patients and their families—coupled with my outstanding empathy, patience, and communication abilities—I am confident that I can greatly contribute to your facility’s goals in this position.
Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity and my qualifications in more detail.
Linda L. Gates